Collection: Italian Opera Arias

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COMPOSERS: Catalani & Cilea,Mascagni,Puccini,Wolf-Ferrari
WORKS: Arias by Puccini, Mascagni, Wolf-Ferrari, Catalani & Cilea
PERFORMER: Renata Scotto (soprano), Elena Obraztsova (mezzo-soprano), Renato Bruson (baritone); various orchestras
CATALOGUE NO: SMK 60524 ADD Reissue (1975-81)


Recorded between 1974 and 1980, these extracts from works of the verismo generation of composers show Scotto’s always affecting timbre deployed with imagination and insight, the music’s heightened emotion conveyed through finely disciplined vocal means. George Hall